Senior Policy Analyst – Mexico


The Role

Emerging Markets Political Risk Analysis – EMPRA, S.C. is looking for a new Senior Policy Analyst to join our team. The successful candidate will work on matters pertaining to energy, infrastructure, technology, and other relevant policy areas to our client base. The policy analyst will contribute to the production of daily, weekly, and monthly reporting.


  • Oversee and complete daily, weekly, and monthly reporting on a variety of public policy topics including energy, technology, telecommunications, and infrastructure, among others.
  • Manage publications in coverage area.
  • Work with the politics team to analyze current events and produce comprehensive analysis of them.
  • Cover general politics-related topics, when necessary.
  • Monitor current events and unfolding trends.
  • Facilitate the completion of research projects into new areas by developing sources, identifying trends, and conducting interviews.
  • Speak with clients to provide in-depth, subject-specific analysis of current events, trends, and risks
  • Manage a team of analysts and/or interns (when applicable)
  • Assist the Head of Research in efforts to expand areas of coverage and to develop new publications to facilitate the delivery of information and intelligence to clients
  • Develop a continuously expanding network of contacts

Required Traits & Capacities

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, political science, journalism, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience dealing with public policy (either developing it or analyzing it), with expertise in at least some of the following areas (energy, infrastructure, trade, international relations, or technology) and an interest in becoming a leader in the others that you are not yet proficient in.
  • Excellent writing skills and previous research experience are required.
  • Knowledge of Mexican politics and public policy matters in the country.
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Comfort and experience working with other people and managing junior analysts and interns.
  • Wide-ranging interests and a willingness to adapt to new sectors.
  • Excellent English, including the ability to draft and edit documents in English.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office is required.

Favored Traits & Capacities

  • Master’s degree in political science, public policy, economics, or a related field.
  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Prior experience in consulting or economic journalism.


Compensation will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Application Requirements

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a short sample of past research to All documents should be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include “EMPRA Senior Policy Analyst – [LAST NAME]” in the subject line.

Letters of recommendation are welcome but not required.

Interviews will be conducted in English and Spanish.

EMPRA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse workforce. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.